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>> did get the hug. >> uh-huh. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> so happy. stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead breaking news. fairfax county police opened fire on the suspect. good morning, washington. it's thursday, july 21. i am scott thuman. >> i am pamela brown. thanks for waking up with us this thursday morning. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> [no audio]
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on the weekend you will feel the capsheat. and excessive heat warnings this afternoon. tomorrow and saturday, we expect the same thing. that means heat indexes will be around 115. 79 right now and hagerstown, 82 in the district, 80 degrees in quantico. the afternoon high temperature will be 100. it will feel like 115 and this afternoon. high temperatures to model a little above 100. becker-challenging heat over the next few days -- record- challenging heat. slight chance of storms tomorrow afternoon at a slightly better chance on sunday and monday, pretty isolated. let's look at traffic.
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moving nicely on georgia avenue finally. that was closed between randolph and arcola avenue. southbound lanes is what we have to watch for. a water main break happened yesterday. they hoped to get that cleared up today. not quite as bad as yesterday. that is the major thing. on 95 there's an incident northbound at u.s. 1 between 125 san 127. -- and 127. back to you. >> thank you. an ambulance was involved in the crash on the capital beltway early this morning near the branch avenue exit. no word on what led to the crash. breaking news from centreville. authorities on the scene of a police involved shooting on kendra way.
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a man with a shotgun and refused orders to drop the gun. one of the officers shot him. his condition is not known. we have a crew headed to the scene. we will bring you a live report when available. temperatures in the midwest could reach 100 degrees or more today. the heat is blamed for 22 deaths nationwide. the temperatures have caused the roof to buckle and water mains to break. 31 states are under heat advisory. thit's causing big problems for anyone forced to work outside. >> there's no rest for the weary. john gonzales has more. >> fire in virginia water in maryland two extremes, both pampered by the heatwave. >> on the day like this and they
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get overheated quickly. >> firefighters in alexandria are willing 115 pounds of gear. >> insulation in their equipment is there to protect them but it is trapping a lot of heat. >> paramedics on the verge of heat exhaustion. they are drinking water to quickly replenished what the humid air has taken. firefighters work on trying to salvage their house. a displaced president is worried about his mother's health. >> we have not had anything to drink. as soon as we get inside, we will drink some gator aid. >> the cruise in wheaton are
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preparing a 16-inch pipe. it's been a challenge for this family to keep their little ones cool. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> we want to see how you are beating the heat. send your videos and pictures. the space shuttle program will be history when atlantis returns to britain in just over an hour or. last night the astronauts received their final recall. -- the final of awake-up call. >> ♪ god bless america ♪ space shuttle endeavour kennedy space center at 5:56 this morning and you can watch it on abc 7 live.
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president obama is trying to get republicans and democrats to rally round the compromise plan to reduce the nation's debt. he held separate meetings with republican and democratic leaders. he says he will accept a short- term increase in the debt ceiling. congress is trying to pass a broader plan. lawmakers have until august 2 or the u.s. could begin default on its debt. cast is no longer king as more shoppers pay with plastic. >> investors are looking at shares of intel in today's trading. here's linda bell from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good to see you. let's begin with stock-index futures. little changed right now. intel says corporate purchases of personal computers and servers as well as sales to consumers in developing countries are outweighing slower sales of laptops in the u.s. and
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europe. third quarter sales could exceed analysts' estimates. american express cardholders have been busy shopping. profit rose in part as spending by consumers climbed to record. consumers are turning to plastic more often to pay for basic necessities. americans have less cash and are trying to keep pace with the rising food and gas prices. the number of gas purchases on credit cards jumped 39% last month compared with a year ago. cheesecake factory is increasing their prices. details coming up in my next report. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 4:37 79 degrees already. >> still ahead, the new front in war on terror.
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clara al qaeda is setting its sights -- where al qaeda is setting it
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captioned by the national captioning institute hi and muggy already this morning out there. but this afternoon you will really feel the intense heat and humidity which will make it
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feel like about 115. that will be the heat index. 82 right now and the district 79 at dulles, 79 in winchester and hagerstown, annapolis at 81. water temperature of around 82 degrees. 100 degrees for the high- temperature this afternoon sunshine, mostly sunny skies. it will feel like 115 when you factor in the humidity. the main headline tomorrow is the heat above 100 degrees. when you factor in the humidity, it will feel like about a 118 for the heat index value. pretty much the same on saturday. sunday and monday there is a slight chance of storms. cooling down a little into the early part of next week. kind of crazy out there. branch avenue at georgia avenue, water main -- georgia avenue is
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closed near arcola avenue. georgia avenue is closed southbound for that water main break. and there's a new incident. police are in malan's on rockville pike, shutting down southbound in front of white flint mall. a lot of police activity there. southbound rockville pike is closed right in front of white flint. back to you. >> thank you. 79 degrees outside. >> coming up on this thursday morning, a change of heart at dulles airport. metro oppose the new station finds a new home, but the battle is not over. >> it could affect thousands of lives, if not examined.
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welcome back. investigators are trying to find out what caused a fire at the watergate complex in downtown downtown it broke out last night in an apartment on the 10th floor. firefighters quickly put out the flames. residents were treated for possible smoke inhalation. one firefighter was hospitalized for heat exhaustion and is expected to be ok. a fairfax county man is officially a suspect in the death of his elderly father. 53-year-old white man who stands
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6'1", and weighs 250 pounds. he shot and killed his 75-year- old father gary hanson. richard hanson fled the area driving an four-or green satin and which va tags. our nation's utilities could become the target of a terror attack according to a new report. >> they are looking at this now. >> the federal government this week issued and bulletin to law- enforcement agencies around the world warning that terrorists are looking to sabotage a major u.s. utility liked a nuclear power plant or water treatment facility. >> amount of damages they could inflict would affect thousands of lives. >> there's a tank farm off interstate 95 in southern
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fairfax county that could be at risk. this person helps everybody remains vigilant. >> with a september 11's anniversary coming up, people are watching their backs a little. >> there is this statement from the department of homeland security. "while dhs has no specific, credible intelligence of an eminent threat several recent incidents highlight the ongoing project to infrastructure." sharif mobley used to work at a number of power plants in the middle atlantic region and people like him are being considered as possible threats.
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in newington, jay korff, abc 7 news. the transportation security administration is taking steps to ease a bit controversy surrounding full body scanners. it's installing new software that will use of genetic silhouette now to protect people's privacy. it hopes to have the software installed on all of its machines by the end of this year. the airports authority is reversing course on the dulles metro rail project. the board originally voted to build an underground station but yesterday if it voted to accept a suggestion of a less expensive above-ground station. board member bob brown was the only person to vote against the plan. >> i would be embarrassed that international gateway airports for the capital of my country has a slipshod station-. >> less-expensive is always a
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good option especially in this economy. >> building above ground as well as other changes could save about $1 billion. nfl players could vote on an agreement to end the lockout. yesterday's 10-hour meeting broke out without a vote on a proposed deal. negotiators spent the night. both sides hoped to finalize an agreement and votes on it today. a celebration kicks off in manassas today and events will be held today through sunday to mark the 150th anniversary of the first major land battle of the civil war. on saturday and sunday if thousands of civil war re- enactmentors could draw more than 1000 spectators. beatles photographs brought in three times what christie's auction house was expecting. >> $800.
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>> the photographs were taken by mike mitchell when he was 18 years old. it was during the beatles first concert in the u.s. at the washington coliseum in the 1960's. the photographs brought in $362,000 altogether. >> impressive figure. 4:50, 79 degrees already. >> up next on this thursday morning, an important health bit every woman over!!!xhc=7wl
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4:53 on this hot and steamy thursday. there's a warm-up. it's a sunny day expected. hazy sunshine makes it look like there's a cloud deck overhead, but it will be very sunny. it's 78 in gainesville 79 in alexandria, 77 in frederick and temple hills. reagan national at 82 degrees right now. there is an excessive heat warning in effect for this afternoon. the heat index will be up to about 115 during the afternoon. that's between 3:00 and 5:00
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p.m., it will feel like 115 degrees. actual air temperatures of 100 degrees. the average high for today is 89. record-challenging heat over the next couple days. the easiest record to break will be tomorrow and saturday at dulles airport. i think we will be a little above 100 tomorrow with a slight chance of late-day storms. the commute is kind of rough. there's a structure fire on rockville pike/355. southbound right in front of white flint mall. a lot of activity with police and fire on the scene. you see a lot of activity. it is a little difficult southbound as you can see. let's move to virginia, where we have construction on 66 westbound at glebe road.
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stay to the left. we will see a little activity if you are traveling on 95 northbound after u.s. route 1. there's an accident with the right lane blocked. back to you. >> thank you. 7 is on your side with new mammogram guidelines. they recommend women start getting an annual mammogram at 40 years old instead of 50. the old guidelines recommended screenings every one of two years between 40 and 50. the group says the earlier breast cancer and is detected, the more treatable is. shocking numbers about women and migraines. >> women are three times more likely to suffer from the debilitating headaches than men. this issue is grabbing headlines after it was revealed
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presidential candidates michelle bachmann suffers from migraines. >> even the sound of my own voice, and that hurts. >> she is on the verge of another migraine. >> i get pain that is right here and there is tension back here and all of a sudden it's the entire back of my neck. >> women suffer from the nauseating spells three times more than men. >> what do women have? estrogen. if a woman has a higher of estrogen level for a short time and then it suddenly drops off if that is when a migraine is more likely to uecker. >> migraines are not just bad headaches. it can give you and all russia, and affect your vision and concentration. -- it can give you nausea.
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michelle bachmann's people say that her migraine headaches are kept under control with medication. she has been hospitalized three times for them. >> i would like to be clear, my ability to function effectively and will not affect my ability to serve as commander-in-chief. >> preventive medicine has helped this woman take control. if worse comes to worse, she confines herself to a room without light or sound.
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